Philippines’ ABS-CBN spins off local hit ‘The Bagman’ as int’l coproduction

Philippines-based broadcaster ABS-CBN has unveiled its latest drama coproduction, which is a spin-off from the popular local hit Bagman that debuted on Netflix. The Bagman (8 x 60 minutes) will be produced by Philippine-based quartet ABS-CBN International Production Division, Dreamscape Entertainment, Rein Entertainment and Nathan Studios Inc. The original digital series, which sold to Netflix […]

Little Big Shots goes big

Warner Bros. has secured a raft of new deals for its Little Big Shots, format including getting a local version away with ProSiebenSat.1 in Germany. The series launched on NBC in the US, with a second season commissioned, and showcases the skills of gifted children. Warner Bros. International Television Production sells the format, and has […]

ABS-CBN takes Care Bears with Rob the Robot

Singaporean broadcaster ABS-CBN has acquired a trio of children’s programmes from regional distributor Bomanbridge Media. The deal comprises Care Bears Welcome to Care-A-Lot, Care Bears and Cousins and Rob the Robot. American Greetings Entertainment sub-licenses regional distribution rights for the Care Bears titles to Bomanbridge, while One Animation produces Rob the Robot. “These shows have […]

Miss Universe Pageant entices FIC, Turner

Fox International Channels in Southeast Asia and Japan and Turner International in Latin America are among buyers of the 63rd Miss Universe Pageant. The gala will air live on US network NBC on January 25 from Miami-Doral, Florida, coproduced by The Miss Universe Organization and a Donald Trump and NBUniversal joint venture. FIC and Turner […]

News brief: Asian nets buy Nick toon series

Broadcasters across Asia have acquired Nickelodeon animated programming. The deals include Philippines free TV channel ABS-CBN taking shows such as Paw Patrol, IPTV service BesTV taking 20 titles and pay TV provider Eastern Broadcasting Asia Co. has gone for eight seasons of SpongeBob SquarePants, Go, Diego, Go!, and Paw Patrol among others. Earlier this month, […]